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MA2020 Contemporary Media Art

Tutor: Gail Pearce

Teaching: 60 hours of dedicated lecture and seminar/workshops + tutorials

Value: 1 unit

Availability: Autumn and Spring


The course aims to enable students to appreciate the imaginative and creative challenges posed by the creation of contemporary artworks, and encourages a very broad imaginative approach to artistic research and creativity. 

The course will provide students with a basic understanding of the processes and techniques employed in the creation of contemporary works of art, with an emphasis on digital technology. Students will be able to produce works which are experimental in nature in which they explore their creativity and are able to communicate the concepts behind their experiments. This unit will expose students to a wide variety of 20th Century artistic practice and will experiment with several disciplines and forms during the course. Students will work in groups to create individualised works of art either in the video studio, digitally or combinations of the two. They will be required to conduct in-depth artistic research and write self-critical essays.  Students will undertake courses and projects in both the studio and in Adobe Dreamweaver, the web development application.


Students must attend at least 70% of the course in each term.

Two Practical Projects, Two Research Portfolios, Two Production papers, website, mini studio exercise.




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